10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 1 day
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train
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Interlaken
— 1 day
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flims
— 1 night
Drive
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Zernez
— 1 night
Drive
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Appenzell
— 1 night
Drive
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Zurich
Drive
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 1 day
Drive
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Geneva

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Geneva

— 1 day

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva online visit planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Geneva. In March, daytime highs in Geneva are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 13th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip maker app.

Drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Interlaken

— 1 day
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Lauterbrunnen Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Interlaken travel route builder.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, then hit the slopes at Bodmi Arena, and finally explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald online trip builder.

Grindelwald is very close to Interlaken. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Flims.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Flims

— 1 night
Flims is a municipality in the Imboden Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get outside with Trutg dil Flem, identify plant and animal life at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, then admire the masterpieces at Das Gelbe Haus Flims, then hit the slopes at Alpen Arena, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Caumasee.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Flims attractions planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Flims in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zernez.

Things to do in Flims

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Zernez

— 1 night
Zernez is a village and a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at National Park Centre, then don't miss a visit to Munt-la-Schera-Tunnel, then wander the wide-open spaces of Engadin River Ranch, and finally see the interesting displays at Cafe Badilatti. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the ancient design of Bogn Engiadina Scuol, then head outdoors with Bergbahnen Motta Naluns, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Guarda.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zernez online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Flims to Zernez takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Zernez are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zernez

Museums · Baths · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Appenzell

— 1 night
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Appenzell day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Zernez to Appenzell in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Zernez in March, expect nights in Appenzell to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zurich online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 19th (Fri), snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Lucerne online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Bern

— 1 day

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Gurten, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bern route planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wildlife

Geneva

Capital of Peace

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.